Imagine this fall and something being set free

Imagine.  Imagine something set free this fall.  I imagine you know what that thing is for you, even if it is no more than a sense.  A piece, a part, that yearns to slide into its own skin.

And that freedom always entail a fall, a death of sorts.  Christ’s words fill wtih this truth.

I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. (John 12:24)

We discover a freedom – we think we discover a freedom – through ways we come to see, over time, as wanting and shallow.  The 20 year old who leaves home believing self indulgent indepedence forms the beginning and end of all wisdom.  The 30 year old with money and money on their mind. “$50,000 a year then I will be free!”… my mantra for a decade.  The 40 year old wiggling around in the discomforts of change, challenge, and children in middleage marriage sure something is “wrong.”  We could go on.

And I know this … we will be set free. That is God’s point. Divine providence pulling us towards an undivided life. Something dies there in that new life. Something greater, and precious lives there as well. And the call is painful many days.  Joyful on many others.

A prayer as we enter fall … may something be set free in your soul!

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